Xcel Health Femplex is a powerful herbal formula designed to support women's hormone levels during menstruation, PMT, pre-menopause and menopause.
The ingredients in this formula are:
DIM: DIM ( Di-Indole Methane) is a naturally occurring phytonutrient that is found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, kale and brussel sprouts. As some people may not like the taste of them, or choose not to eat them because of the formation of gas or bloating, it may be necessary to take a supplement to ensure we get this valuable nutrient in our bodies.
Research has shown that DIM has the ability to act as an estrogen balancer in both women and men.
Paeony root: Paeony, along with Vitex agnus castus are both thought to work on the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, to regulate ovulation and therefore progesterone production. They are found in many herbal formulations for gynaecological complaints. They have a similar structure to the steroid hormones. They are primarily indicated to improve levels of progesterone relative to estrogen.
Red Clover: Studies have shown that the isoflavones in Red Clover offer real relief to post menopausal women. The isoflavones were also found to be effective in reducing depressive and anxiety symptoms.
Tomato Fruit: Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the carotenoid lycopene. Evidence suggests that increased dietary intake of lycopene is associated with a reduced risk of ovarian cancer in premenopausal women.
Vitex agnus castus or Chaste Tree: This is known to decrease some symptoms of PMS, especially breast pain or tenderness, edema, constipation, irritability, depressed mood or mood alterations and headache in some women. The active constituents of Chaste Tree are the essential oils, flavonoids and essential fatty acids. The therapeutic effects have primarily been attributed to its indirect effects on various neurotransmitters and hormones.
Japanese Knotweed: This herb contains several active constituents and is considered to be one of the richest sources of trans-resveratrol, a well-known and well-researched antioxidant. The emodin constituent and other polyphenols such as resveratrol seem to have anti-mutagenic effects and anti-angiogenesis activity.
All of these herbs can be found in the New Zealand formulated and made product Xcel Health Femplex.
- Supports balanced hormone levels
- Supports healthy mood, hot flushes and restlessness
- Supports hormonal acne
- Supports a normal menstrual cycle
- Supports reproductive health
Recommended dosage: 2 capsules, taken in the evening, but start with just 1 capsule for a minimum of 10 nights in a row, before increasing to 2 capsules. Or as directed by your health care professional.
As with all herbal products that have an effect via the liver, it is always best to start with a reduced dose and work up slowly to the recommended dosage. If you know your liver function is poor, start slow and work up slowly.
Many people start by opening 1 capsule (by holding the 2 ends and gently twisting in opposite directions, while very gently pulling the 2 ends apart) and tip only 1/4 - 1/3 of the contents onto a mouthful of something (yoghurt or something of a similar consistency is good). Keep the rest of the capsule for the following nights. Start with 1/4 of a cap for 4 nights in a row, then increase to 1/2 a cap for two nights, then 1 whole cap. Take 1 cap for one week then increase to 2 caps.
With all hormonal balancing products, we suggest a woman starts this of Day 1 of her period (the 1st day of true bleeding) Take continuously throughout the month and do not skip a day. Take while you have your period too.